We were thrilled to see this article by Scott Pickering in Easy Bay RI about our Hope’s Harvest team’s farm visit to Movement Ground Farm last week. We love seeing our partners at the RI Food Policy Council highlighted — they did great work organizing this event and bringing our local policymakers out to see what we can do when we all work together!
Research suggests the average person thinks about food 15% of their day. That’s of course their own food, or their family’s food, and those thoughts are typically connected to the rumble in the stomach that indicates it’s time to eat.
Few people think about food as an industry — about where it comes from, who grows it, how it’s harvested, how it gets to a store. But there are some who think about the food industry all the time, and a small group of them gathered under a tent in the back field of a Tiverton farm last Friday morning. On a gray day with the first cold winds of fall blowing across a hillside overlooking Nonquit Pond, they took turns giving short speeches about farms, food supplies, food waste, food insecurity and food policies.